Q. Why don't I have morning sickness?
A. Congratulations, you're one of the lucky ones! You may worry that something is wrong with your pregnancy if you're not throwing up like your best friend or every pregnant woman you see in the movies. Be assured that plenty of women with perfectly normal pregnancies manage to escape morning sickness. In fact, a full 25 percent of pregnant women never get morning sickness, and nobody knows why. Research shows that the women likely to suffer the worst cases of nausea during these first months are those pregnant with twins or multiples, women who have a history of nausea as a side effect of taking birth control pills, women whose mothers and sisters were sick during their pregnancies, those who had migraine headaches even before getting pregnant, and women susceptible to motion sickness.
Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.
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